Trump transition tests outsider's governing ability
WASHINGTON (AP) — His status as a presidential nominee barely a week old, Donald Trump is already tasked with assembling a complex transition team capable of hiring thousands of high-level government officials and crafting a detailed policy agenda should he win the presidency.
Computers hacked at Democrats' House campaign committee
WASHINGTON (AP) — The computers of the House Democratic campaign committee have been hacked, an intrusion that investigators say resembles the recent cyber breach of the Democratic National Committee for which the Russian government is the leading suspect.
Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading Zika in U.S.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday in a long-feared turn in the epidemic sweeping through Latin America and the Caribbean.
2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, in traffic stop
SAN DIEGO (AP) — One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night traffic stop, authorities said Friday. A suspect was wounded and taken into custody a short time later and hours later police surrounded a home as they searched for man described as a possible accomplice.
Turkey's Erdogan slams US reaction to failed coup
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president slammed the United States on Friday, claiming it was not standing firmly against a failed military coup and accused it of harboring the plot's alleged mastermind, as a government crackdown in the coup's aftermath strained Turkey's ties with key allies.
California coastline wildfire rages a week later
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning along California's Big Sur coastline continues to rage on a week after it broke out, and looks to be a problem for the scenic region for weeks to come.
New Sandy Hook school reopens nearly 4 years after massacre
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The new Sandy Hook Elementary School opened to the general public for the first time Friday, containing no obvious memorials to the 26 people who died inside the old school nearly four years ago but created with them in mind.
Florida names Steve Spurrier ambassador, consultant
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Steve Spurrier already has a statue outside of the football stadium and the field named after him. Next he'll serve as ambassador and consultant for the school's entire athletic department.